Dog Friendly Activities in Pennsylvania

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed in Pennsylvania, we can point you towards the nearest off-leash dog park, the most popular dog beach, a really great hiking trail, and lots of other places to play with Fido.

Pet Friendly Knoebels Amusement Resort
Knoebels Amusement Resort Make new memories the old-fashioned way with classic roller coasters, dog-friendly rides, swimming, camping, golf and attractions for the whole family! Well-behaved pets are permitted at Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg, PA, but owners will be responsible for controlling and cleaning up after them. Pets must be leashed or in a carrier at all times. Pups aren't allowed on most of the rides but are welcome to ride the train, boats and antique cars. The park reserves the right to ask guests with pets to leave the park if the policy is not adhered to. Admission and parking are free! Tickets or wristbands must be purchased to ride. See Details
Pet Friendly Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg National Military Park Leashed dogs are allowed to visit the outside portions of the battlefield at the pet-friendly Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. Gettysburg was one of the most famous American battlefields, which marked the turning point in the Civil War. Later, President Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address here. The battlefield consists of auto and walking tours. Please note that dogs are not allowed into buildings or the cemetery. See Details
The Amish Farm and House The Amish Farm and House is a dog-friendly attraction in Lancaster, PA. Fido is welcome to join you on bus, house and farm tours, provided your furry friend is on a leash. Opened nearly 60 years ago, they have hosted travelers worldwide, making this a great stop. See Details
Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway Ride the rails into the beautiful Lehigh Gorge State Park on the dog-friendly Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway in Jim Thorpe, PA. Old-style diesel-powered train with passenger coaches from the 1920s will bring you and Fido on a 16-mile roundtrip train ride that lasts about one hour. Mountain vistas, trackside streams and flowing rivers, and fellow adventurers enjoying hiking, biking and white water rafting are just a few of the visual delights you'll see. Well-behaved dogs are welcome. See Details
Peddler's Village Pet-friendly Peddler's Village is a unique shopping experience located in Lahaska, PA. Here you will find shops of all sorts housed in buildings designed to look like a charming country village. Many of the stores welcome pups, and you will find plenty of benches to relax on when you need a bit of a break. There are currently no dog-friendly restaurant patios at Peddler's Village, but you can get your food to go and enjoy the peaceful scenery. Dogs must be leashed at all times, and humans must clean up after their pups. See Details
Bushkill Falls One of the Pocono Mountains most famous attractions, Bushkill Falls in Bushkill, PA, is dog friendly! Spanning 300-acres in the scenic Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania’s Bushkill Falls is a nature lover’s delight. With eight waterfalls accessible from just over 2-miles of walking trails, the park is an excellent spot to explore with your pup. Open April through November, the park offers four trails of varying degrees of difficulty, making the falls accessible to visitors of all ability levels. The park is closed from December through March, and operations are weather dependent in April and November. See Details
Abe's Buggy Rides Travel through Amish and Mennonite country in an authentic Amish buggy on a private tour with Abe's Buggy Rides in Bird in Hand, PA. Dog-friendly tours range in time and distance, starting at 20 minutes. Some bookings include a stop at an Amish home or a Mennonite craft store and bake shop. See Details
Beau's Dream Dog Park at Buchanan Park Beau's Dream Dog Park at Buchanan Park in Lancaster, PA, is a hit with many locals. There is a small and large dog area with splash pads, a tunnel on the small dog side and a tennis ball tree that launches tennis balls on the large dog side. Benches are also available for pet parents to sit as they watch their furry friend socialize. See Details
Polk Valley Dog Park Fido is invited to play at Polk Valley Dog Park in Hellertown, PA. This 1+ acre Dog Park features separate areas for small and large dogs with seating for owners. Be sure to check their website for any potential maintenance closures. See Details
Larry R. Fabrizi Dog Park The Larry R. Fabrizi Dog Park is located within McClelland Park in Erie, PA. This dedicated off-leash pup recreation area features separate sections for small and large dogs, agility equipment, water and plenty of shade. Leashed dogs are also welcome on trails within the main park. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that their pups leave behind and to monitor them while they play in the park. See Details
Wissahickon Valley Park Bring Fido to the pet-friendly Wissahickon Valley Park in Philadelphia, PA! This recreation area features more than 50 miles of rugged hiking trails winding through dense forests, open meadows and shaded creeks. Your pup can explore the entirety of the park on a leash no longer than six feet. See Details
Mountain View Vineyard, Winery, Brewery & Distillery Mountain View Vineyard, Winery, Brewery & Distillery is a dog-friendly winery and vineyard in Stroudsburg, PA. Your leashed dog is welcome to join you at a table with umbrellas on the outdoor patio. Try their Bliss Dry white wine, Wild Mountain Rose Semi-Dry Blush, or 100 Proof Original Shine while you're visiting! See Details
Vynecrest Vineyards & Winery Vynecrest Vineyards & Winery is a dog-friendly winery in Breinigsville, PA. Leashed Fido is welcome to join you at a table with an umbrella on the outdoor patio. There are bands every weekend along with food trucks. The winery serves wine flights, slushies, charcuterie boards, and light snacks. See Details
Wissahickon Valley Park Trail System The Wissahickon Valley Park Trail System is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Philadelphia! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Wissahickon Valley Park Trail System. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this dog-friendly trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Jacobsburg State Park Jacobsburg State Park in Wind Gap, PA, offers an 18.5-mile network of pet-friendly trails for hikers, bikers, and horseback riders to enjoy throughout the year. Bushkill Creek, running through the park, is stocked and provides excellent trout fishing. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Due to the use of the park by hunters, non-hunters should wear blaze orange during hunting seasons. See Details
Stroud Preserve The Stroud Preserve is a dog-friendly area in West Chester, PA that consists of 571 acres of culturally and ecologically important land in Chester County. This rolling mosaic of once-pastured grasslands, working farmlands and woodlands now serves as wildlife habitat and a unique site for research by the Stroud Water Research Center, one of the premier stream research labs in North America. This recreation area boasts more than nine miles of hiking trails. Dogs are welcome but must be leashed at all times and owners must pick up after them. See Details
Bubba's Happy Tails Dog Park Fido is invited to play at Bubba's Happy Tails Dog Park in Shippensburg, PA. The off-leash facility features two sides with water fountains, benches and a double gate entry. This area is an easy spot to stay all day, as the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail is adjacent to the dog park. See Details
Ricketts Glen State Park Ricketts Glen State Park is a pet-friendly destination in Benton, PA. You and your leashed dog are welcome to explore the 22 waterfalls, with one being 94 feet. Check their website for any temporary closures before visiting this scenic area. See Details
Good Intent Cider Good Intent Cider is a dog-friendly family-owned and operated cidery located in the heart of Pennsylvania apple country, in Bellefonte, PA. They serve sparkling, semi-dry, alcoholic cider. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans on the outdoor patio, as long as the owners believe the dogs will be comfortable and sociable there. See Details
Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area is a pet-friendly attraction in Harrisburg, PA. The park is 1,025 acres and is the habitat of large trees of numerous species to see firsthand with your furry friend. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails as long as they are cleaned up after. See Details